The Prediction of Weather Effects on Telecommunications Link Performance

  • Richard L. Horttor
  • Shlomo Dolinsky
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)

Abstract

This chapter presents a theoretical model which combines the statistical description of communications link performance [9-1] with a statistical description of weather effects. The measured effects of weather, namely atmospheric attenuation and increase in ground receiver system noise temperature, are additive (in decibels). The combined probability density function is therefore the convolution of the separate density functions.

Keywords

Elevation Angle Weather Effect Noise Temperature Link Performance Noise Spectral Density 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

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  • Richard L. Horttor
  • Shlomo Dolinsky

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